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Diplomatic Language Services Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
10 Reviews

3.5
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    a former employee

    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Teaching a language to adult student

    Cons

    the lack of students for teaching

  2.  

    Instructor of Russian language and ulture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good payment of $20-22/hr; adult students, having textbook you may choose a teaching plan by yourself.

    Cons

    many instructors-- few students, as a result less working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more working hours.

  3.  

    tutoring language

    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    To teach adult students using basic textbook an your own knowledge.

    Cons

    lack of student for teaching

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  5.  

    Great place to start and get a lot of experience in different areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great coworkers and office culture
    - Cultural parties and events
    - Opportunity to become involved in a lot of different projects
    - Best for someone starting out to gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    - Sometimes disorganized management (I think they're trying to improve)
    - Poor communication between departments (also getting better)
    - Salaries sometimes lower than expected
    - Lack of appreciation and acknowledgement from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more ways to encourage and reward outstanding employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Short hours -- an interesting job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and support. Possibility to employ your knowledge for people who already working with Russian people or texts,

    Cons

    A few working hours because lack of students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more customers for their tutoring.

  7.  

    Low pay and treat employee badly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intructor  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Intructor in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Working hours are flexible. Employment is flexible.

    Cons

    They pay very low and do not treat teachers as employees. Sometimes work time is bad. For example 2 hours per day and 2 times a week. If you drive you need to pay $12 parking. You cannot find free parking in that area. Although they have a 24 hour cancellation policy they would press the teachers to give free class to please the students. Teachers work as contractors but they provide W-2 not 1099 form. So the teachers can't report as a self-employed language service provider and therefore pay a lot more taxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and provide 1099 tax form

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    What I liked most was working with people from all over the world, constantly learning, and the opportunities I had for growth. I learned something new every day from the teachers and students with whom I had daily contact.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I didn't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  9.  

    student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student  in  Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Student in Rosslyn, VA

    Pros

    knowledgeable staff, intensive instruction, good materials

    Cons

    classroom temperatures get a little warm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Only a handful of people with minimum experience have full advantage on the others.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    It is a good institution with critical mission of making US officials able to communicate with other different nations.

    Cons

    The management is unaware of what is going on below the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should pierce the ranks and obtain information from the bottom lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    I love it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    its friendly enviorment and you learn alot while you teach.

    Cons

    No Benefits like heath insurence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please add health benefits

    Recommends

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